Nanaimo News Staff

Outreach workers Bayley Russell, left, Hannah Jorgenson, Alisa Everitt, RCMP Const. Josh Waltman and outreach worker Jenny Garceau are part of the Happy Feet 9-11 initiative team collecting and distributing donated running shoes to people in Nanaimo who are experiencing homelessness. (Photo submitted)

Happy Feet program gathers donated shoes for Nanaimo’s less fortunate

RCMP and outreach workers collecting gently used running shoes for people experiencing homelessness

Outreach workers Bayley Russell, left, Hannah Jorgenson, Alisa Everitt, RCMP Const. Josh Waltman and outreach worker Jenny Garceau are part of the Happy Feet 9-11 initiative team collecting and distributing donated running shoes to people in Nanaimo who are experiencing homelessness. (Photo submitted)
Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $24,000 and $18,000 respectively in community emergency preparedness fund money from the B.C. government. Pictured here, a scene from a flood in 2018 in Parksville. (Black Press file)

Province directs funding for emergency operations and training in Nanaimo-Nanoose region

First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo granted a share of $1.8 million from B.C. government

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $24,000 and $18,000 respectively in community emergency preparedness fund money from the B.C. government. Pictured here, a scene from a flood in 2018 in Parksville. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance in finding Shadoe Lake, 29, who is known to travel between Oceanside and Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Man living ‘transient high-risk lifestyle’ in Nanaimo, Oceanside found safe

Shadoe Lake, 29, known to frequent homeless shelters in the mid Island

Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance in finding Shadoe Lake, 29, who is known to travel between Oceanside and Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
A 34-year-old from Nanaimo has not been in contact with his family since May 21. (Photo submitted)

Missing Nanaimo man hasn’t been in touch with family in a month and a half

RCMP looking for help locating Matthew Santoro, 34

A 34-year-old from Nanaimo has not been in contact with his family since May 21. (Photo submitted)
Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman cashes in $500,000 Lotto Max ticket

Maria Edmond bought her winning ticket at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)
Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library selects VIU chief librarian as new executive director

Ben Hyman will take over from Rosemary Bonanno next month

Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)

Island’s brain injury societies invite companies to Toss the Boss off a bungy bridge

Oct. 1 event at WildPlay Element Park benefits Nanaimo and Victoria societies

Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who is a person of interest in their investigation into the vandalism of two downtown rainbow crosswalks, which is being investigated as a hate crime. (Photo submitted)

Police in Nanaimo treating Pride crosswalk vandalism as hate crime

Surveillance stills show person of interest carrying can of paint at the time of the incident

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who is a person of interest in their investigation into the vandalism of two downtown rainbow crosswalks, which is being investigated as a hate crime. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer camp program started Monday, July 5. (Photo submitted)

Canoe and kayak club’s summer day camps return at Nanaimo’s Long Lake

Paddling club offers programs for various ages and abilities

The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer camp program started Monday, July 5. (Photo submitted)
A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4

Man dies in weekend ATV accident near Nanaimo River Road

38-year-old found next to rolled-over ATV by friends on Sunday, July 4

A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4
Emergency crews were called to a crash on the Nanaimo Parkway between Third and Fifth streets on Monday, July 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Car rolls over in crash along Nanaimo Parkway

Driver transported to hospital with minor injuries, say emergency crews

Emergency crews were called to a crash on the Nanaimo Parkway between Third and Fifth streets on Monday, July 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates after winning a heat in the 100-metre dash event at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., last month. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Nanaimo’s Tilray cheering for U.S. sprinter suspended for smoking cannabis

Cannabis company’s CEO issues statement criticizing ‘unjust cannabis enforcement regime’

Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates after winning a heat in the 100-metre dash event at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., last month. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
The province announced it is directing $210,000 to install four new EV charging stations at Snaw-Naw-As Market along the Island Highway. (News Bulletin photo)

Province spending $210,000 to install EV chargers at Snaw-Naw-As Market

Work on four new charging stations to begin next month

The province announced it is directing $210,000 to install four new EV charging stations at Snaw-Naw-As Market along the Island Highway. (News Bulletin photo)
A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C., in June. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Nanaimo emergency volunteers called to provide assistance, remotely, to Lytton evacuees

Team will help evacuees register with province and access information and support services

A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C., in June. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief is warning the public about the risk of wildfires due to recent hot weather conditions. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo bans all open fires within city limits

Hot, dry weather has created prime wildfire conditions

Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief is warning the public about the risk of wildfires due to recent hot weather conditions. (News Bulletin file photo)
A driver crashed a station wagon into the front of Christian Book and Music Nanaimo on Princess Royal Avenue on Friday, July 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Car crashes into Christian bookstore in Nanaimo

Neither driver nor store staff were injured in incident Friday, July 2

A driver crashed a station wagon into the front of Christian Book and Music Nanaimo on Princess Royal Avenue on Friday, July 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries reporting 5-sailing wait at Horseshoe Bay

Travellers advised to travel to Vancouver Island via Tsawwassen

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s new plastic checkout bag ban comes into effect Thursday, July 1. (Black Press file photo)

Nanaimo’s ban on plastic checkout bags now in effect

City bylaw bans plastic checkout bags, mandates minimum charge for paper bags

Nanaimo’s new plastic checkout bag ban comes into effect Thursday, July 1. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who is accused of an alleged assault that occurred last summer. (Photo submitted)

Police believe Nanaimo assault suspect ‘actively evading arrest’

Nanaimo RCMP ask for tips to try to find 46-year-old

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who is accused of an alleged assault that occurred last summer. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo have responded to several calls for pets left unattended in vehicles in recent days and are urging the public to leave pets at home during hot weather. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo RCMP urge people to leave pets at home when it’s hot out

Police say they’ve responded to multiple calls for dogs left in vehicles during the heat wave

Police in Nanaimo have responded to several calls for pets left unattended in vehicles in recent days and are urging the public to leave pets at home during hot weather. (Stock photo)